This review is overdue and I apologize for not getting it up earlier. Sometimes life gets busy & gets away from me. I take shortcuts where I can and that has been in cooking lately. When I was putting away groceries earlier in the week, I noticed that I had a pork tenderloin in the freezer, so I put it into the refrigerator to make later in the week, planning on using the Five Star Marinade for it.
A little more about Five Star Marinade:
- No MSG
- No sugar
- No oils or fats
- No preservatives
While growing up, holidays were special for many reasons. Getting together with family, good food and lots of laughter. Most meals were potluck, making it easier on those hosting the event. We always had the traditional turkey or ham as a main course, but my Grandmother would provide another meat with her marinade. Everyone loved the flavor so much that often the family dinners would break tradition serving only her meat dish. Little did Grandma know that her marinade was a healthy substitute for sugar or molasses based barbeque sauce.
Grandma is gone now but I have taken the recipe and bottled this great taste for everyone wishing great flavor without the worry of calories, preservatives or fat. The marinade is easy to use and is excellent for barbeque, broiling or baking making it enjoyable all year no matter the weather.
My marinade is just the thing for those on restricted diets such as those on low sodium, sugar free, gluten free or Diabetics.
When Wednesday rolled around, I marinated the pork in the marinade after breakfast and let it sit in the refrigerator all day like that. I had planned on grilling the pork after getting home from gymnastics that evening. I ended up cooking the pork in the oven instead and it turned out great! I loved the flavor of the marinade & it kept the meat nice & moist. This first night I simply sliced the pork and topped my large salad with it. The following night I made Jon BBQ pork quesadillas and Hannah a pulled pork sandwich. Both kids were unsure at first, as they aren’t keen on trying new things, but they both really liked it!
The ingredients are:
Vinegar, salt, spices, paprika, and garlic.
Simple. Nutritional stats per tsp.: Calories – 0, Fat – 0g, Sodium-100 mg, Carbohydrates – 0g.
While Aaron and the kids chose to add BBQ sauce to the meat after cooking, I did not. I thought the marinade added a nice flavor to the meat without adding anything extra.
Five Star Marinade can be purchased on their website for $10.50/bottle. Shipping is free on all orders.
Remember to enter the Rudi’s gluten-free giveawaybefore Monday night!
**The product reviewed in this blog was sent to me free of charge for review purposes. The opinions stated here are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.